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Sean Axtell

Sean Axtell joined the KM Group in 2017, before being made a chief reporter and then court reporter. Previously from the Essex Echo daily.

Flood alerts as heavy rain hits Kent

25 February 2024
Flood alerts as heavy rain hits Kent

Flood warnings are in place for numerous rivers as heavy rain continues to lash the county.

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‘How dare this doctor have the audacity?’

20 February 2024
‘How dare this doctor have the audacity?’

A developer hoping to roll out a new village medical centre has launched a scathing attack on a GP who has backed alternative proposals.

Body found near railway station amid search for missing man, 82

08 February 2024
Body found near railway station amid search for missing man, 82

A body has been discovered near a railway station in the search for missing 82-year-old Anthony Brown.

Dog walkers and their pet killed in car crash

21 January 2024
Dog walkers and their pet killed in car crash

A man, woman and their dog have died after being hit by a car.

Storm Isha set to batter Kent prompting ‘danger to life’ warning

21 January 2024
Storm Isha set to batter Kent prompting ‘danger to life’ warning

A new storm is set to hit Kent and the rest of the UK today with gale gusts of up to 60mph in the county.

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Who are the callous child-killing lovers who blame each other for murder?

12 January 2024
Who are the callous child-killing lovers who blame each other for murder?

The story behind the heartless couple jailed for life after killing and maiming a traumatised child – who they claimed was just “clumsy”.

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Predator who raped boy on train jailed for 16 years

14 December 2023
Predator who raped boy on train jailed for 16 years

A “dangerous predator” who raped a young boy on a train after unleashing a sustained and sexual attack on a woman has been jailed for 24 years.

‘Yesterday I had two beautiful children, now I only have one’

07 December 2023
‘Yesterday I had two beautiful children, now I only have one’

The heartbroken dad of a boy killed in a suspected hit-and-run has urged people to “cherish their children, as you never know what’s going to happen”.

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Family of ‘beautiful boy’ killed in hit-and-run in tearful appeal to driver

07 December 2023
Family of ‘beautiful boy’ killed in hit-and-run in tearful appeal to driver

The heartbroken family of a seven-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run have made an emotional appeal to the driver to hand themselves in.

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Police hunt driver after boy, 7, killed in hit and run

07 December 2023
Police hunt driver after boy, 7, killed in hit and run

A seven-year-old boy has died after being knocked down by a driver who did not stop at the scene.

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The child-killing lovers who blamed each other for murder

30 November 2023
The child-killing lovers who blamed each other for murder

We look at the story behind the heartless couple who killed a traumatised child after trying to convince the world he was “clumsy”.

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Suspect, 38, accused of inflicting ‘serious head injuries’ after attacking woman

25 November 2023
Suspect, 38, accused of inflicting ‘serious head injuries’ after attacking woman

A suspect has been accused of strangling and causing serious head injuries to the head of a woman during a violent assault.

Smash between lorries at Dartford Crossing prompts miles of queues

25 November 2023
Smash between lorries at Dartford Crossing prompts miles of queues

A smash between two lorries on the QE2 bridge has prompted delays and long queues.

Gillingham fan arrested and handed lifetime ban after ‘disgusting racist gesture’

28 October 2023
Gillingham fan arrested and handed lifetime ban after ‘disgusting racist gesture’

A supporter has been arrested at a Gillingham football match after racist abuse was reportedly levelled towards a player.

Fatal horror crash prompts arrest

28 October 2023
Fatal horror crash prompts arrest

A suspect has been arrested following a car crash where one man died and another was seriously injured.

How Kent’s neighbour draws in foodies with 17 Michelin stars

17 October 2023
How Kent’s neighbour draws in foodies with 17 Michelin stars

Why Hauts-de-France is celebrating a foodie moment 30 miles from the county.

Major rail line closed after person hit by train

19 September 2023
Major rail line closed after person hit by train

A person was hit by a train on a major railway line causing long delays.

Inside Kent’s needle-strewn ‘subway from hell’

23 July 2023
Inside Kent’s needle-strewn ‘subway from hell’

Shocking images show an “alleyway from hell” filled with hypodermic needles in a town centre just metres from a busy path.

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Road blocked after tree collapses in strong winds

16 July 2023
Road blocked after tree collapses in strong winds

Strong caused a large tree to fall and block a main road which prompted long delays along the route.

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Manhunt after ‘woman sexually assaulted on way home’

16 July 2023
Manhunt after ‘woman sexually assaulted on way home’

A police manhunt is underway after two men reportedly sexually assaulted a woman as she walked home after a night out.

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